Computer Engineering is a branch of Electrical Engineering concerned with designing and developing computers and computer-based system. Computer engineering is a growing field of study. It focuses on the design, execution, verification, and analysis of both hardware and software-based computing systems. Because Computer Science and Electrical Engineering programs are partly overlapped in this program a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering is offered to having a curriculum that is designed to include all aspects of the computing industry, as well as specialized graduate studies, such as computer architecture, microprocessors, system-on-chip, embedded devices, signal processing techniques, computer networks, and related hardware and software design. Computer Engineers build and design different types of computers such as PCs, minicomputers, Mainframes, and Super Computers. They also design hardware of the computer such as Processors, memories, monitors, motherboards etc…
What do computer engineers do?
Design and build computers and computer systems
Research and find ways to improve the performance of processors, memory devices and other computing circuits
Build computer systems installed in automatic devices such as cars, communication networks, airplanes, and many other products.
Also, work on the software of computer-based systems.
Scope of Computer Engineering in Pakistan
As the computer manufacturing industry is still in its emerging phase in Pakistan, scope of computer engineers in Pakistan is not very good for their specific field. However, computer engineers find good opportunities in software industry, telecom industry and other manufacturing industries for the development of automated systems. Due to the non-existence of the computer hardware manufacturing industry, many computer engineers move to the software industry.
How to become Computer Engineer
There are two routes to become a certified computer engineer
Complete a BS Engg degree in Computer Engineering/ Systems Engineering/ Hardware Engineering
Complete a BS Electrical Engineering degree with a specialization in Computer engineering, electronics, or system engineering
If you are determined to follow this path as a career option, it could be beneficial for you to start with it from the very beginning stage of education by taking computer sciences as a subject in matric and intermediate. After that, you can go for a bachelors and masters degree
Computer Engineering Related Degree Programs
Following Degree programs can lead to a career in Computer Engineering